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Rethinking X-chromosome Inactivation

Posted by , on 30 April 2011

I’ve been asked to present the back-story behind our recently published manuscript in Development “Transcription precedes loss of Xist coating and depletion of H3K27me3 during X-chromosome reprogramming in the mouse ...

Stem cell patent case could have far-reaching impact

Posted by , on 28 April 2011

Last month, the advocate-general of the European Court of Justice gave his opinion on a long-running legal debate about a patent filed several years ago in Germany. If the Court follows his ...

Got the Blues? How Plants Respond to Blue Light

Posted by , on 28 April 2011

Physiologically speaking of course.... As humans we can see a limited assortment of light wavelengths, known as the visible spectrum of light, a.k.a. colours. (Other wavelengths we cannot see include UV ...

Location change for BSDB Node meet-up

Posted by , on 28 April 2011

We’ve had to find a new location for Thursday’s (today’s) Node meetup at the BSDB meeting. Find us Thursday April 28 at 8PM in the Gulbenkian Cinema Cafe/Bar. This is ...

Postdoctoral positions at the University of Pennsylvania

Posted by , on 27 April 2011

Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately at the University of Pennsylvania: (1) to analyze the gene regulatory network underlying neural crest formation (Hong & Saint-Jeannet, 2007. Mol Biol Cell 18, ...

Mapping the cardiac neural crest in the frog’s heart

Posted by , on 27 April 2011

The Node’s staff asked me to write a short “behind the scenes” on our paper just released in the May 15 issue of Development, “Cardiac neural crest is dispensable for ...

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 10)

Posted by , on 26 April 2011

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: FatJ keeps neural progenitor pools in shape The correct development and functioning of the spinal cord depends on the ...

Schwann cells and N-WASp: it always comes down to actin

Posted by , on 22 April 2011

Axons have such important jobs to do that they require their own support staff.  Schwann cells are responsible for ensheathing axons of the peripheral nervous system with myelin, which allows ...

Select a Development cover – round 2

Posted by , on 21 April 2011

A few weeks ago, you selected this sea urchin image from the Woods Hole embryology course as a cover for Development. We have many more images from this course, and ...

Travel fellowships deadline approaching

Posted by , on 21 April 2011

The next deadline for Development’s travelling fellowships is coming up on April 30, and Development would like to encourage you to apply if you are a graduate student or postdoc ...

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